BERK-011153: Key

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Unique ID: BERK-011153

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A copper alloy cast Medieval - Post Medieval key c. 1500 - 1700 AD. The pin holds a simplistic bit with no key wards cut. The shank is then circular and collard at the terminal with the bow. The bow appears to be broken but clear signs of the break are now abraded smooth. The key has a brown/green patina with some surface erosion.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 27.44 mm
Width: 14.09 mm
Thickness: 3.35 mm
Weight: 2.3 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Rod Trevaskus
Identified by: Mr Rod Trevaskus

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Warkworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4840
Four figure Latitude: 52.05631184
Four figure longitude: -1.30135692
1:25K map: SP4840
1:10K map: SP44SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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